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December 14, 2017

Last-minute holiday gift guide: Philly edition

Procrastinators, we’ve got you covered: Here are 10 fabulous local gifts for everyone on your list

So, the day is fast approaching and you're still empty-handed? Compiled herein is a list of gift ideas that may just be that special something you're looking for for that special someone for the holiday. Most are available for in-store pick-up or online just in time for Christmas Day.  

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Lost Bread Co.

Chocolate cherry panettone and pretzel shortbread cookies from Lost Bread Co.

Find crowd-pleasing treats for your carb-loving family and coworkers at the Craft Hall Pop-Up on the north side of City Hall. 

There, James Beard Award nominated baker Alex Bois (formerly of High Street on Market) offers his legendary panettone as well as a fun new pretzel-shortbread cookie hybrid. 

Until December 23. Also available at DiBruno Bros. and for preorder at the Kensington bakery.

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United By Blue Beanie

Cabin pom beanie from United By Blue

It’s hard to go wrong with a functional and adorable beanie, especially when it’s made with 100 percent recycled materials. Plus, the new, Old City flagship of this ocean-friendly retailer, complete with an in-store café, is worth checking out.

$38 online or at the Old City shop at 205 Race St. 

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“Girls Auto Clinic: Glove Box Guide”

Glove Box Guide from Girls Auto Clinic

From Upper Darby-based mechanic Patrice Banks, this well-reviewed “do-it-herself guide” is aimed at women looking to tackle auto maintenance and repairs. 

Get a personalized signed copy of the book ($30) or gift cards for services at Banks’ repair shop and beauty bar on the Girls Auto Clinic website. Also available on Amazon.

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L Priori Cassie Ear Climbers

Cassie Ear Climbers from L. Priori

Appropriate for everyday wear or a special occasion, these delicate beaded earrings from Rittenhouse jeweler Lauren Priori come in 14-karat yellow, rose or white gold.

$165 online or at the L. Priori showroom, 1601 Walnut St. #1218.

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“Walking Philadelphia”

Walking Philadelphia

From sisters Natalie and Tricia Pompilio, this guidebook offers plenty of wintertime exercise motivation with 30 different self-guided walking tours that uncover little-known local facts and history.

$16.95 at local bookstores like Head House and from Amazon

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Green Aisle Booze Box

Holiday gift boxes from Green Aisle Grocery

Our favorite homegrown specialty grocer is offering eight different themed assortments tailored to snack fanatics, cocktail aficionados and everyone in between: Booze (pictured), Grillin’, Spread ’Em, Philly Chile, Italiano, Local, Munchie and Green Aisle. 

$45 to $90. Order by Dec. 20 via email, pick up on Dec. 22.

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ROAR For Good Athena

Athena from ROAR for Good

This wearable safety device from local entrepreneur and activist Yasmine Mustafa sends the user’s location to family and friends to keep them aware of her status and help prevent assaults. 

Choose from black, rose gold or silver, $129 online

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Boathouse Yoga Pants

Constellation Training + Yoga Tight from Boathouse

This Philly clothing manufacturer designs uniforms for top athletes and Olympic teams, but lucky for us, they also offer stylish leggings for everyday trips to the gym.

$68 online

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Lobo Mau Tailored Sweatpants

Men’s tailored sweatpants from LoboMau

With the help of her brother, Jordan, designer Nicole Haddad launched her first menswear collection last fall. It features comfortable pieces like these sweatpants with a classic trouser fit.

$178 online or by appointment at the LoboMau showroom in the Bok Building.

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Collective Creamery

Cheese share from Collective Creamery

Whether it’s your mom or your favorite neighbor, chances are there’s a dairy enthusiast on your list. Sign her up for a subscription to a unique selection of grass-fed cheeses from local makers.

$24 or $33 per pickup.